As part of an expansion plan to meet increased demand for their flexible packaging solutions a
new Titan SR800 slitter rewinder was added to the existing fleet of slitter rewinders operating
within TC Transcontinental Packaging, a division of TC Transcontinental. As with all slitting and rewinding processes, the biggest challenge to the final quality of the rewound package is in controlling the tension of the web. The Titan SR800 features the differential winding system and ‘S’ wrap roller drive which ensure constant rewind tension.
Utilizing ‘ball locks’ the differential winding system provides constant tension irrespective of
what different slit widths are being rewound onto the same shaft. Another key feature is the
adoption of AC digital servo motors and controls which drive the web through an ‘S’ wrap roller
drive ensuring precise web tension control.
The ‘S’ wrap drive isolates the tension between unwind and rewind sections of the machine minimizing fluctuations in tension and delivering the optimum operation of the slitting knives. Jeff Lasley, general manager for TC Transcontinental Packaging, said, “The reliability and performance of our existing Titan fleet of slitter rewinders plus the service and support we get from Atlas Converting made the choice of the Titan SR800 easy for us. Our operators are already familiar with the operation of Titan machines and the new machine can be integrated into our existing maintenance schedule. This allows us to get the SR800 up to operational production in the shortest time in order to meet our expectations.”
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